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Office of Access and Privacy
Mackenzie Health
10 Trench Street,
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4Z3

Enquires can be directed to our Office of Access and Privacy at privacy@mackenziehealth.ca

 

 

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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is an Ontario Statute that was enacted in 1990 and covers government institutions, universities, among other public institutions. Most recently, the Ontario Hospitals via the Ontario Hospital Association, requested the Ontario Government to extend the application of FIPPA to Ontario Hospitals in order demonstrate the sector’s deep and continuing commitment to transparency and accountability. In December 2010, the Ontario Government enacted the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, which extended the application of FIPPA to Ontario Hospitals as of January 01, 2012.


FIPPA is a statute with two Principles:

  1. Access to Information – Provides public a right of access to hospital records subject to limited exemptions;  and
  2. Privacy – to protect the privacy of the individuals with regards to their personal information and to provide a right of access to their personal information held by the hospital.

Members of the public can request access to hospital records by making a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request. Types of records that hospital maintains relates to Hospital Budget, Minutes and agendas and other records such as policies and procedures.

 

For access to your own medical records visit: Medical Records

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Richmond Hill Line: 905-883-1212 or Vaughan Line: 905-832-4554 / TTY Service: 905-883-2123